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Single, Two Children, Hope - Jacob's Story

Jacob was initially placed in our emergency shelter. After several months of counseling her shared:

I experienced physical and psychological abuse from my partner. I had a hard time understanding what domestic violence was, I would ask myself if love was hurting the other person you said you love, this is where I realized that I was in an abusive relationship.

I have two kids and my life has not been easy. When I arrived here I was scared, I thought I was not going to be able to get through this with my children, I felt lonely and lost, I learned many things here, to identify many things.

Now after many sessions I feel happy, confident of myself, of what I am worth as a man, as a human being. You can get good out of bad. Being here taught me many things and especially to leave behind the past and think of a better future for me and my children free of violence. To accept that violence is not love, is the key to see and get out of an abusive relationship, to accept and recognize violence.

*All names have been changed for the confidentiality & safety of the clients we serve

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